Daryl & Co is committed to an accessible experience for our audiences, both online and in-person, as well as to inclusive working practices for our artists, team, participants and partners. Scroll to read about online and in person access.
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We have worked hard to ensure that our website is accessible in order to create a user-friendly experience for all visitors to our site. The accessibility of our websites and work is a high priority for us and it will remain an essential part of our ongoing developments.
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We have aimed to make the site accessible in its design by default in the following ways:
- Clear navigation with large clickable links
- Content written in a readable way
- Works with standard accessibility tools
- Accessibility options offered to increase contrast and pause animations
- Standard font size of no less than 14
- Using coloured backgrounds for blocks of text
Below is some information that can support you to adjust your computer to make websites easier to see and use on your computer, mobile phone, or tablet. This information has been taken from the Arts Council England Accessibility Statement & Advice
If you have dyslexia, or difficulty reading content
You may find that changing the colours on screen, using larger text, or using a different font, will be helpful.
The following links describe some ways you can adjust your device:
Making text larger
Using a different font
Changing your colours
If you have a visual impairment
You may find some content difficult to read onscreen. A free option, which is built into the majority of devices, is the ability to zoom in on content.
On a computer, this can be done in your web browser by holding down the control key (ctrl), and then using the mouse wheel to zoom in and zoom out. Keyboard users can do the same by using ctrl and + to zoom in, and ctrl and – to zoom out.
Further reading that may be useful:
Making text larger
Magnifying the screen
Having content spoken out loud to you
We recommend to use your browser’s built-in text zoom functionalities to increase the text size of our website. You can do that by following the instructions below:
PC / Internet Explorer 6
From the top menu bar, select View and point to Text size
PC / Internet Explorer 7
From the menu bar underneath the search field, select Page and point to Text size
PC / other browsers
Increase text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press +
Decrease text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press –
Mac / all browsers
Increase text size: Hold down the Command key and press +
Decrease text size: Hold down the Command key and press –
You can also take a look at My Computer My Way, a resource developed by AbilityNet with support from Microsoft and the BBC as a source of accessibility help for all computer users.
This unique resource explains all the accessibility features available in popular desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, including Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
All of these devices have features that enable people to adapt their computer to suit their needs. Take a look at My Computer My Way to find out more about what features you could be using.
Access is a basic human right as well as a legal requirement. Access is a basic human right as well as a legal requirement. By removing barriers for our artists, audiences and participants we aim to create an inclusive way for everyone to enjoy and engage with our work.
We collaborate and consult with Disabled artists, staff, participants and audiences to make our work as inclusive as possible.
For each project and working situation, we provide bespoke access solutions e.g. confirming wheelchair-accessible venues for productions and workshops, coordinating the provision of access support workers and British Sign Language interpreters, or arranging adaptive technology to facilitate the creative process.
You can find access info for each of our shows on the left-hand side of the page, in a pink outlined box. For specific access info for our venues you will need to visit their sites.
Daryl & Co follow the Social Model of Disability and are indebted to Graeae Theatre Company for their pioneering concept of the ‘aesthetics of access’. This means they continually explore new ways to weave in layers of accessibility and communication (such as BSL interpretation and audio description).
The ‘aesthetics of access’ is a recognised signature characteristic across Graeae productions and this thinking and practice has significantly influenced our approaches and ways of working at Daryl & Co.
We see access as an exciting creative tool and it inspires how we make our shows. We believe good for everyone and we encourage and support our partners and venues to improve accessibility for audiences.
Daryl & Co provide access support to our artists, team and partners. This is bespoke but could include a discussion about individual access requirements, provision of reasonable adjustments to recruitment processes or consultancy on how to improve access in an organisation.
Our vision is a world where Disabled artists and young people have unrestricted choices to creative experiences and careers.
Find out more about the Daryl & Co ethos and team.
Our values underpin everything we do, from how we work together behind the scenes to what you see on stage.
Head on over to discover what they are.